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For Immediate Release

For Immediate Release

December 30, 2010


Town Announces Road Closing in Congers Due to Drainage Project

A Portion of Gilchrest Road Closed Monday, January 3  to mid-April


(New City, NY) - The Town of Clarkstown announces that Gilchrest Road in Congers between Stark Lane and the Congers Lake Memorial Park complex will be closed due to a drainage project starting Monday, January 3 to mid-April.


During that time, the Town of Clarkstown will undertake a comprehensive drain pipe replacement project on the road which was required by the State of New York.


In 1995, the New York State Corps of Engineers directed the Town of Clarkstown to rebuild the dam on Congers Lake.  The agency also determined that in addition to the dam, the earthen spillway adjacent to the dam had deteriorated so much that it too needed to be replaced.  Finally, the agency required the sewer line that runs along Congers Lake must be moved into the street and additional catch basins are being added. For all of this to be accomplished, Gilchrest Road will be closed from Stark Lane to just west of the entrance of Congers Lake Memorial Park entrance.


“We appreciate the patience of our residents while we work on this important project,” said Supervisor Alex Gromack.  


Detours signs are in place and emergency personnel will be able to gain access to the area.  The Town will have staff and a project manager in the field to answer any questions residents may have.


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